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1947 Chevrolet One Ton 250CID Crank Balancer VIN: 7143304811
Hi. Truck is older than me. Came in-Distributor not turning, removed distributor, Camshaft not turning. Having great difficulty removing Cank Pulley to access the timing gears.Pulley still has the tabs on it for the hand crank, found two threaded holes in pull...
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Stall VIN: 1G1YY0783F
fuel pump pressure & volume test great, fuel filter is clean - spray throttle body cleaner in pcv hose, engine runs - tested injector circuit, power to both sides but do not pulse - engine grounds are good as well as all power circuits to ecm - circuit 430 to ...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L radio VIN: 1GNEK13R1X
This factoy radio has the lites always not working on the 2 of the preset buttons and the radio/aux buttons, but the digital part works fine,I kind of think they are just burned out every thing works just fine the cass/deck and c/d and radio but its a little t...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L all gauges VIN: 3GNEK13T93
No codes, every thing runs good ,cockpit lights, fuel gauge, temp gauge, all lights flicker, give flase readings then two minites later all instrument start working normaly. One day all is good next day problems again. No drivablity problems.have no prober equ...
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Vehicle came in with CEL on and engine misfiring, pulled code P0300. found #5 spark plug fouled with fuel deposits. Vehicle had Bosch Platinum plugs, original wires,cap, rotor and fuel filter, air filter was clogged and PCV valve was not funtioning. Replaced #... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire Detected)
1990 Mazda Protege SE 1.8L Cuts out, on right turns only VIN: JM1BG2249L
This car drives me crazy. The problem is when you are making a right turn always the engine stalls, you can start again on the first or second try and runs Ok until next time you turn right again. You can't dublicate this problem when the car is not moving and...
1992 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2WH54T7N
hello fellow techs, Got myself in a quarrel here working on uncle's car. it has a cylinder 5 misfire that only occurs at idle, off idle it is fine. I have replaced the injector, put new plugs and wires on it. it has great compression 175 and leakdown was 10-1... Trouble codes: 35 (iac circuit malfunction)
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L draw VIN: WPOCA2984Y
hi techs i measured batterry draw with amp clamp after half hour it still reads 100 milliamps i removed all fuses one at the time still no differrence, the fuse box is on the drivers side, any ideas thanks mario.
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L converter/electronics VIN: 3VWFA81H3T
This car,after it warms up will act like its missing, it does it only in 3rd and forth gear.Originally she had codes for ignition miss and converter fault. The ignition coil and wires were bad they were replaced and she runs the same way. Codes were cleared an...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L starting VIN: 1G4HR52LXR
thanks for info on pass key system. just wanted this to verify problem without removing steering wheel etc. thanks to all who replied, big help.
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW52K8S
This one still remains un-repaired, the owner as of today, still is wanting to keep it here until it is repaired I will give a update if I have any other information. There seem to have been some confusion on the code and this system, this is a 1995 OBD1 Feder... Trouble codes: 623 (Prom Error).
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNGK26R1W
I want to thank all the people who sent me replies. I have not yet fixed this suburban. The customer had to go back home on Sunday. They said that they will be back in town in a month to let us have another chance at it. I am confident we will. I received many... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301.
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44321
I want to thank all of you who helped me repair this car. The problem was two fold. Number one was a vacumn valve off of the vapor canistor. When we took off the vacumn line we saw a wetness and it should have been dry. Number two we put the smoker back on and... Trouble codes: P0442, P0455, P0456.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5148W
well thanks everyone for good response and some very usefull information. customer never show up for check. sorry it took longer to close request. i was wating for show up.anyway i am closing my post. thank agaign. Trouble codes: P0133 (bank 1 sensor 1), P0153 (bank 2 sensor 2), P0401 (egr flow insufficent).
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L programming VIN: JJUE884NJU
hello again all, first of all i want to thank everyone who responded expecially brian who is in my area and offered to help me out with this personally(i will be contacting you soon). of course as all responded if you only have one key the car will have to g...
1993 Nissan Altima 2.4L Altenator VIN: 1N4BU31S8P
Hello fellow techs. Thanks for the 16 replies to this problem. The customer is going to get an OEM alternator fron the dealer. We will also check the battry more closely after the altenator replacement. The no load charging rate was roughly 18 amps at 2000 rpm...
1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D5T
Thanks to all who took time in helping me to solve the problem .It turned out to be a bad roto ,thats how it is some times when you have multiple problems .sorry for closing late
1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L No Start VIN: 1P3EJ46X4W
Thanks too all who replied. Sorry it took so long to post a fix but the PCM I received from the dealer was no good and it took additional week to get another one. I found that out of the box it would start the vehicle so I could drive to get the vin and miles ...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRAO1H8R
First of all I would like to thank persoally each and everyone who replied to my request. A couple of techs suggested areas to check that previously I had not. But the suggestions I recieved weren't the fix either. So after spending the majority of three days ...
1987 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3L Turbo VIN: YV1GX8754H
I really appreciate the suggestions you all offered. Of the 16, 8 suppied very useful tips on how to remove the oil return tube. But 6, including Lon, Don, David, Nigel and Daryl, convinced me the plugged return line theory was probably wrong and that the exha...
1993 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JW8702P
Thank You to all the Techs who replied with help. I removed each connector,( from the crank sensor to the DI Module then to the jetronic fuel module and out to the injectors.)I inspected and cleaned Them. I found no problems, When I then turned it over I had p...
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